Multitasking speeds motion-control development

A Baldor UK product story
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Edited by the Electronicstalk editorial team Mar 26, 2001

Baldor has launched a new version of its Mint system development environment to support the evolving needs of machinery and automation OEMs.

Baldor has launched a new version of its Mint system development environment to support the evolving needs of machinery and automation OEMs.

Already one of the most popular motion control programming tools worldwide, the latest Mint-mt version incorporates new multitasking capability, a virtual machine environment, and high level commands for common applications to speed time to market.

Multitasking addresses the general pressure to reduce time to market, and manage escalating equipment complexity in the form of demand for more features such as graphical user interfaces, fieldbus and factory networking, and sophisticated safety mechanisms.

The multi-tasking kernel embedded in Mint-mt allows developers to split control software into modules, reducing complexity and allowing several programmers to work on the system simultaneously if requir